View Poll Results: Would you own an assault Rifle? Why?

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  • No! Only crazies own assault rifles.

    15 11.11%
  • No, they are too expensive!

    7 5.19%
  • No, no need to.

    41 30.37%
  • Yes, for self defense

    44 32.59%
  • Yes, for recreation and sport

    52 38.52%
  • Yes, to perform my patriotic duty if the nation is invaded

    43 31.85%
  • Yes, because it's my constiutional right

    45 33.33%
  • Yes, because I'm one of the CRAZIES!!! hahahahaha

    15 11.11%
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    How about the Wiki definition as a standard. It seems to be pretty accurate:
    That's why I wanted the OP to clarify. Because it changes my answer. By definition, it must be a full auto to be an 'assault rifle'. But so many mislable semi autos as such... it makes a HUGE difference.

    Since many that confuse the two probably don't know, fully automatic weapons are heavily regulated by the federal government. It takes quite a bit to even be able to own one. And US gun manufacturers can not produce full automatics for civilian consumption (only military and LEO use).

    So when it is decided if the real terminology is being used vs. the slur to cover the 'scary looking' guns, I can answer.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    That's why I wanted the OP to clarify. Because it changes my answer. By definition, it must be a full auto to be an 'assault rifle'. But so many mislable semi autos as such... it makes a HUGE difference.

    Since many that confuse the two probably don't know, fully automatic weapons are heavily regulated by the federal government. It takes quite a bit to even be able to own one. And US gun manufacturers can not produce full automatics for civilian consumption (only military and LEO use).

    So when it is decided if the real terminology is being used vs. the slur to cover the 'scary looking' guns, I can answer.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    The poll should have included an option for "I own an assault weapon to compensate for my cronic inferiority complex". That was the reason at least half the guys that had an assault weapon had one for.

    The problem isn't assault weapons though. Its the very high capacity magazines sold today.
    Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 07-27-12 at 10:01 PM.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The poll should have included an option for "I own an assault weapon to compensate for my cronic inferiority complex". That was the reason at least half the guys that had an assault weapon had one for.
    Whats an assault weapon? This should be priceless.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The poll should have included an option for "I own an assault weapon to compensate for my cronic inferiority complex". That was the reason at least half the guys that had an assault weapon had one for.
    yeah you have posted that idiocy before and all it does is to demonstrate that when it comes to this topic all you can spew is idiocy

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    A video that all people in the media need to watch. As well as quite a few people on this forum.

    I have fired fully automatic weapons, it can be fun, but it does cost in terms of ammunition. I would probably never want to own one though, if only for the fact that the process puts you in the telescope of the federal government. If that wasn't the case, my favorite automatic, that I loved to shoot, and would own would be an M-60.
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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah you have posted that idiocy before and all it does is to demonstrate that when it comes to this topic all you can spew is idiocy
    Stating "assault weapon" goes right under calling a magazine a clip, or citing the alleged "gun show loophole" on the list of red flags of firearm ignorance.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    A video that all people in the media need to watch. As well as quite a few people on this forum.

    I have fired fully automatic weapons, it can be fun, but it does cost in terms of ammunition. I would probably never want to own one though, if only for the fact that the process puts you in the telescope of the federal government. If that wasn't the case, my favorite automatic, that I loved to shoot, and would own would be an M-60.
    I know right, to think I got a 3 point infraction for posting it. I guess facts are considered baiting when the majority are ignorant.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    I recently purchased a .45 rifle with pistol grip, front grip, and red dot site specifically to blow **** up for fun, wet work if (God forbid) it become necessary, and of course, zombie insurance. I can put a full magazine inside of a quarter sized dot at 50 feet and thats about the range of my eyesight.

    Next purchase will be the Keltec .22 mag handgun and rifle combo with 30 round magazines.

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    Re: Why would you own an assault rifle?

    I think purchases out of fear of a ban would be another reason to buy an "assault rifle," such fears certainly spike gun sales.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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